Steve Harsman

Dead sign petitions without prosecutions

In an opinion piece in the Dayton Daily we find this gem: Montgomery County’s Steven Harsman does acknowledge that the names of dead people have shown up on petitions gathered to get candidates and issues on the ballot. But, he says, “They get deleted, because their signatures don’t match” the signatures on their registration forms. Read More

But what about the lack of job apps?

You read about the convicted rapist who was hired by his sister at the Montgomery County Board of Elections here first: Government Job- no posting required. Now the punishment is being meted out- A Montgomery County Board of Elections supervisor will serve an unpaid three-day suspension for recommending her brother for a job without notifying Read More

Government job- no posting required?

I sat on this story until after the election, alluding to it in my post on November 3rd. The election process wouldn’t have been well served had this news been made before the election. But, it’s time to stop making excuses for people serving the public trust- and it’s time to bring accountability to our Read More

Day 2 of collecting signatures

Day 2 of collecting signatures- and shared with you on YouTube. Today, you can see Dave Crowell of Custom Frame Services, Vicky Valerin of Tri-College Bookstore and Rob Degenhart of Park Hills Crossing sign my petitions. Already, you can read in the Dayton Daily News that the Democratic head of the Board of Elections, Steve Read More

The Monarchy of Montgomery County

How many “political families” do we have in Dayton that collect tax-dollar supported paychecks? Civil service standards? Whatever. We’ve got a “famiglia” in town that takes care of its workers, it’s called the Montgomery County Democratic Party and its patronage system is what keeps the good “earners” in line. I can’t do all of this, Read More

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